|I'm not sure what this lady is cooking, but we definitely can learn a lot from the African peoples--one of those things is that they are thrifty and |
don't waste a drop of their food!
Well, I have some ideas for you! I am going to list several possible leftovers in different food categories, and maybe I'll get your thoughts moving towards frugality.
Beef & potato Hash
Meat pie (Shepherd's Pie, Cornish Pasties, etc)
Beef and Broccoli (Oriental dish with sauce mixed in; Jasmine rice on the side)
Roast beef sandwiches (hot or cold)
Chicken and other poultry:
Stewed; served over mashed potatoes
Poultry and rice casserole
Poultry pot pie
Stir fry with chicken
Pulled pork (pork roast with barbeque sauce)
Pork and potato hash
Turn mashed potatoes into knish filling or latkes
Add leftover boiled or fried potatoes to a casserole or soup at the last minute
Leftover baked potatoes are good chopped up and fried
Leftover plain rice can be added to soups, casseroles and other dishes
Leftover rice can be heated with flavorings added to it.
It can also be used for hot rice cereal!
Leftover cornmeal mush can be fried up as fried mamaliga
Make leftover corn (in kernel form) into fritters (just add flour and other necessary ingredients)
Add to soups, casseroles or other dishes
I do not like this method, but some people do: Cube the bread and water it down, squeeze water out of it, then add egg, onion, salt & milk to make German Jewish Kugel
Make into the delicious Italian cake where you use breadcrumbs along with other ingredients
Add to it and make more! (Or if you don't have anymore salad makings, just put it on the table at one of your meals and require someone to eat it up!)
Add them to soups, stews & casseroles
Add to fruit crisps, fruit salads, smoothies, etc.
Serve it up!
Leftover Oreos not enough for splitting amongst the children? Crush the oreos and put them on top of icecream or cake!
Flopped baked goods that you don't want to throw away:
Turn flopped cake into a crumble crust
Too crunchy brownies into an ice cream cake crust
Cookie and muffin crumbles can be used for crumble toppings for any dessert that did turn out well!
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